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Rangers Lead the Way22 Mar 2018 8:11 p.m. PST

What a great weekend. Played in 4 games ran one. Found great deals in the Dealer Hall. Found a WWI FOW German Army in the flea market. Sold out all my unwanted items at the Saturday Flea Market. Great job by the staff. Met a great group of guys on Thursday night from Massachusetts and played two Saga games with them. Steak dinner with Jim and Mark. I was even nominated to run for the BOD by Cliff….Dad and George are having a good laugh about that upstairs. Dealer friends George, Matt and Jim said they had a great show. Looking forward to a great year of gaming!!!!!

Rotundo23 Mar 2018 5:06 a.m. PST

I really enjoyed myself as well. Considering the construction, I actually had a very smooth convention. Well done!!!

Neal Smith23 Mar 2018 11:30 a.m. PST

I had a good time. Played in two fantastic TFL games (Chain of Command & IABSM) and watched many others. Kept my spending down to the lowest ever (I think…).

The drive stinks, but what can you do?

Double G Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Mar 2018 2:22 p.m. PST

Always great to see you RLTW, along with Marc, Cliff, Jim and Mike among others. I enjoyed sitting in on the AWI 54mm game Saturday night; you really need to loosen up, you're way too serious at these conventions……….;)………….Flame retardant sheets gets me everytime, as does the carnival barking you do around my booth to draw potential buyers………..and hey, it worked as that old west dentist's office sold…….so glad your Dad and I were friends as you and I became friends as well, the greatest gift your Dad ever gave me.

Personal logo Milhouse Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2018 5:36 p.m. PST

Could be one of the funnest Cold Wars . Great energy . And comedy.

114th Pennsylvania25 Mar 2018 8:22 a.m. PST

Despite the Host shaking things up with renovations, I had a great show. Ran a game, played in 2 more. Disappointed the 55 Days in Peking game had to be cancelled.

How about registration? I pre-reg and I was in, searched my name, printed out my Badge, 2 Game tickets in all of 3 min, BOOM! Fantastic job with that system. I have not had that service since Nittany Beverage in College, drove in and they loaded my car with Beer. (In and Out) Awesome.

Thank you to Staff, Vendors, GMs and Friends for a great show.

Rangers Lead the Way25 Mar 2018 7:18 p.m. PST

Double G blame it on the hall burrito………

Personal logo Milhouse Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2018 7:22 p.m. PST

…or a Mongolian BBQ joint .

The Wargaming Company26 Mar 2018 4:32 a.m. PST

The staff of Cold Wars did a terrific job. Those we dealt with including the convention directors of both Cold Wars and Historicon were highly engaged.

When we arrived as a vendor we were met in the vendor hall by staff who immediately sought to verify that our location and allotment of tables/chairs was as needed. Staff continued to check in with us throughout the convention, during setup they did so nearly once an hour.

When the room one of our games was scheduled for turned out to be unavailable because another large game had run over, we alerted the staff who immediately communicated with each other and put us in touch with the event coordinator. The hand-off of our issue from one staff member to another was fast and professional. The staff treated our need with urgency and quickly provided a solution.

During teardown we had the opportunity to speak with both the HMGS-East president and the Cold Wars & Historicon convention directors and all were forthright and direct when answering questions we had about the state of the conventions, their venue(s), and future plans.

We were very impressed.

Also: Our games were well attended and we had a good time. :-)


historygamer26 Mar 2018 5:53 a.m. PST

Considering the challenges of the venue, I thought it was a great convention.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 8:46 a.m. PST

I enjoyed myself and sales were up. Some of the construction as annoying, but it was handled. Sure hope they get the parking lot at the Expo Center paved before Historicon!

BTCTerrainman Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 12:57 p.m. PST

Scott, you realize the parking lot for the vendor hall will soon be down the hill? I understand the area that used to be the parking lot will no longer be used for that. The plans call for some kind of garden area with benches. Loading in/out at Historicon may be interesting. Time will tell……

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